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Mourinho: My philosophy? I’ve adapted at Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea AND Man Utd

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has explained his managerial philosophy.

During his career, the Portuguese has achieved success with FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea again, and now with United where he has clinched this season's EFL Cup.

In a wide-ranging interview with France Football, 54-year-old Mourinho has given some insight into why he has been able to win trophies wherever he has gone.

"To adapt. You need to know how to adapt to the reality of the club, what it needs, what it demands," he said.

"That is called being intelligent… When I arrived at Real Madrid, they had not got past the last 16 of the Champions' League for ten years.

"A player as notable as Sergio Ramos did not even know what a quarter-final was. Barcelona were a dominant force on the continent.

"How to beat them? When I arrived at Inter, they had been the champions of Italy for several years. How to take them further and win the Champions' League? I came back to Chelsea, who had not won the Premier League for four years. How to make that happen again?

"The priority is to establish relationships founded on peace and love in the squad, to create stability.

"Manchester United no longer has the super personalities of (Ryan) Giggs, (Paul) Scholes or Roy Keane.

"There is still (Wayne) Rooney and (Michael) Carrick, who are the final faces of that generation, and a new group of players must adapt. That is why it was important for me to bring in Zlatan (Ibrahimovic).

"In this team, he had, without being English, without knowing the culture of the club, the personality and the fit to be more than just a simple player."


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